Business Correspondence and Communication

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Code Completion Credits Range Language
51XBCCAJ KZ 4 0P+2C Czech
Department of Pedagogical and Psychological Studies

The aim of the course to help students write better emails in English as emails are the most common form of written communication. It is aimed at intermediate or upper-intermediate level, and consists of sessions of language practice covering a wide range of business topics. It includes exercises on email style, but also practices more conventional language areas, such as fixed expressions, sentence structures, linking words, prepositions, verb tenses, and punctuation etc. It will help students to write effective emails, express themselves clearly, and their writing will be easier to understand.


Active participation in the seminars

Final test

Written homework

Attendance (75%)

Syllabus of lectures:

Week 1 Introduction; Business correspondence

Week 2 Formal/Informal style; spoken/written language

Week 3 Opening/closing

Week 4 Being indirect and polite; being direct and brief; Being friendly

Week 5 Checking understanding; Common mistakes; proofreading; „Czenglish“

Week 6 Sentence structure; punctuation and spelling; linking words

Week 7 Giving good/bad news; arranging a meeting

Week 8 Negotiating a project; giving directions

Week 9 Discussing and agreeing terms

Week 10 Apologies, expressing thanks, accepting/refusing

Week 11 Giving advice and suggestions

Week 12 Revision

Week 13 Test

Syllabus of tutorials:
Study Objective:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

. communicate via emails in English on various business topics

. use formal and informal register appropriately

. avoid/explain misunderstanding in written communication

. choose suitable language structures

Study materials:

Druh ISBN Název knihy Autoři Rok

El. kniha ISBN10: 1405012943 Email English

Paul Emmerson 2013

kniha ISBN-10: 0130897922 Business Correspondence: A Guide to Everyday Writing Lin Lougheed 2003

kniha ISBN-10: 0194572137 Oxford Handbook of Commercial Correspondence A. Ashley 2007

kniha ISBN 9780521532891 English Grammar In Use Raymond Murphy 2004

elektronicky ISBN 978-80-87062-52-4 Anglický slovník Lingea Lexicon 5

Further information:
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The course is a part of the following study plans:
Data valid to 2020-08-04
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